Director of Evangelization
St Patrick Church of Merna
1001 N Towanda Barnes Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705
Principal: Fr. Dustin Schultz
To work to ensure that all those involved with our parish have an opportunity to encounter our Lord in a manner that changes their life. The main areas of focus will be faith formation and Small Groups
Assess the current Baptismal Preparation Program and make changes that would facilitate the parents’ encounter with Christ and help them more fully understand the significance of Baptism and understand what it means to raise their child(ren) in the faith.
Work with the pastor to build a strong marriage preparation program that involves the clergy and laity of the parish. A strong emphasis will be placed on the engaged couples encountering Christ and understanding more fully his role in their marriage.
Assess the current RCIA program and work with the pastor and RCIA team to ensure that those in the program are evangelized.
Implement ways to reach out to those active, inactive, and unchurched in our community.
Organize events for new parishioners which may include though aren’t limited to pizza with the priests.
Oversee the New Parishioner Committee which serves to engage new parishioners
Oversee Adult Faith Formation: i.e. Scripture studies, book studies, etc..
Participate in the Parish Stewardship Council
Participate in the Eucharistic Revival Team
Small Group Coordinator
Oversee our current small groups giving them direction and support as needed
Work to create new small groups
Work to invite new parishioners and those not yet involved in a small group to participate
Oversee training of new small group leaders
We currently use the ReachMore curriculum of Evangelical Catholic (aka EC)